Dhaka: 12:06 AM, Mon, 19 Nov, 2018

EC to sit with law enforcement agencies

Staff Correspondent: The Election Commission (EC) will sit with law enforcement agencies to discuss over the allegation of arresting political leaders and activists after announcement of schedule for 11th general election.

Four Rohingyas shot by Myanmar police

Desk Report: Myanmar police shot and injured four Rohingya Muslims on Sunday, after detaining two men accused of smuggling people out of a camp for displaced people in western Rakhine state, a witness and police told Reuters.

Khaleda files appeal seeking acquittal in Zia Charitable case

Staff Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has filed an appeal with the High Court (HC) challenging the lower court verdict that sentenced her seven years imprisonment in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

EC to decide over Tarique’s videoconference after reviewing laws

Staff Correspondent: Election Commissioner (EC) Rafiqul Islam said that the allegation over Tarique Rahman’s interviews of nomination seekers via video conference will be investigated if someone can provide evidences in this regard.

'No 31st night programmes on rooftops'

Secretariat Correspondent: Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said no programmes can be held this year on the 31st night on rooftops alongside outdoor spaces on the occasion of the New Year due to the forthcoming general election scheduled to be held on December 30.

New US ambassador due this afternoon

Diplomatic Correspondent: Newly-appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka this afternoon.

‘Army to act with professionalism if get responsibility’

Staff Correspondent, Savar: Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed said the army will work with professionalism when they will be deployed in the 11th parliamentary election.

Banking sector is not weak, claims Muhith

Economic Correspondent: Finance Minister AMA Muhith said it’s not correct that banking sector has become weakened.

Chattogram DIG (prison), Jail Super transferred

Staff Correspondent: Chattogram Division’s deputy inspector general (DIG) Partha Kumar Banik and Senior Prison Superintendent Prashanta Kumar Banik have been transferred to Sylhet and Jashore.   

2 pedestrians killed in Sirajganj road crash

Sirajganj Correspondent: Two pedestrians were killed as a pickup ran over them in Soydabad area in Bangabandhu Bridge West Link Highway on Sunday.

Youth hacked dead in Tongi, 5 hurt

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: A youth was hacked to death by miscreants following previous enmity in Arichpur Jamaibazar area of Tongi in Gazipur.

Tk 1,580cr income tax received in five days

Economic Correspondent: The government received Tk 1 thousand 580 crore 9 lakh 42 thousand and 527 income tax till Saturday (fifth day) of the week-long nationwide tax fair where tax-GDP ratio is 5.76 percent.

Cholera vaccination programme begins in Rohingya camps

Staff Correspondent: Nearly 330,000 Rohingyas and Bangladesh host community will be vaccinated against cholera in a month-long campaign that began on Saturday in the camps of the district and its nearby areas.

UN resolution condemns Myanmar's rights violation

International Desk: Condemning human rights violations in Myanmar, the third committee of the UN General Assembly in New York has adopted a resolution on the situation.

Home minister lays foundation stone of KSR mosque

Staff Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has recently laid the foundation stone of an eye-catching mosque named Masjid Al-Qasama at Shinepukur under Dohar in Dhaka.